Donna Apidone has been addicted to radio since the age of 14, when she visited a family friend at a Cleveland radio station. "From then on, I was hooked." After working in commercial radio and corporate public relations, Donna discovered the joys of public radio. She had been an announcer and fundraiser at public stations for more than 20 years.
Donna came to Capital Public Radio in 1998 and has hosted Morning Edition since 2001. Since early 2009, she has also hosted the midday show on the Music Station.
She serves on the board of directors of a national animal rescue organization and an interfaith organization. She enjoys her volunteer work as a certified life coach and seminar facilitator.
Donna "graduated" from CapRadio in 2022.
September 17, 2018
Ronstadt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s several years ago, but she occasionally appears onstage to talk about music. She’ll do that on September 21 at the Harris Center in Folsom.
August 15, 2018
Chris Thile is host of the national radio show Live From Here. He’s also a talented mandolin player, who is at ease in bluegrass and classical circles. And he’s a genius.
November 9, 2017
The Nazis were famous for raiding and ruining art collections throughout Europe during World War II. Some of the work was by little-known but prolific artists who documented the way of life they saw around them.
June 9, 2017
After almost 30 bestsellers, author John Lescroart can still dish up a surprise. In fact, his latest book features a new character.
Music is a big part of the human experience. It accentuates everything we do. It helps us relate to people and situations. And even books. Donna Apidone prepared a playlist for every CapRadio reads author she interviews.
February 3, 2017
Author Shanthi Sekaran has written a compelling and troubling story about immigration and motherly love. Her novel is called Lucky Boy. It’s about two women who love the same child.
January 5, 2017
In his book False Friend, author Andrew Grant asks his readers to explore a new way of understanding people.
November 10, 2016
When Georgeanne Brennan moved to Provence in the early 70s, she and her young family wanted to escape the chaotic pace of American life. They became immersed in French culture, and Georgeanne discovered a rich culinary history.
September 8, 2016
The gender gap in WWII is the subject of the latest novel from New York Times Bestselling Author Meg Waite Clayton. Ahead of her visit for CapRadio Reads, she tells us a little more about her experiences and her latest novel.
July 7, 2016
In his debut novel, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, J. Ryan Stradal shows his knack for creating characters with Midwestern values, interwoven with the best recipes his homeland has to offer.